Get involved to improve wellbeing
In keeping with the theme of mental health week, Mentally Healthy WA and V Swans Ashburton held a Have A Go Day for Onslow residents to take part in on World Mental Health Day last Saturday.
The official theme for Mental Health Week, Act-Belong-Commit, encourages everyone to take action to protect and strengthen their mental health and wellbeing by keeping active, belonging to the community and making commitments to engage in regular activities.
Act-Belong-Commit Pilbara health promotion co-ordinator Gemma Brooks said it was a good time to raise awareness of mental illness and reduce stigma.
She said it was also important to reflect on what keeps us mentally healthy.
“Most of us think a lot about what we can do to keep physically healthy, but we rarely stop and think about how to look after our mental health” she said.
V Swans Onslow early years liaison officer Amanda Meyers said the event was about raising awareness of what was on offer in the community and encouraging people to get involved.
For more information on the Act-Belong-Commit initiative in Onslow, contact Ms Brooks on 9143 2240 or visit the Onslow Act-Belong-Commit Facebook page.